Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In: November

This month's sew-in was really quite successful! Yesterday my daughter and I went to pick up Dad's Sawblades from the long-arm quilter, so last night's task was to prep the binding and sew it on the front. Thank goodness for the big sewing table my dad made for me--it really helped me manage all that fabric!

Now it's ready for the handsewing, which I'll do on the long holiday car trip:

Dad's Sawblades

And a close-up of the quilting, which may disappear a little into the flannel once the quilt is washed:

Dad's Sawblades, detail

It is so soft, and will be very warm, I think. I think Dad will have to be careful that my mom doesn't swipe it!

EDITED TO ADD: I'm so excited to have something to link on Fabric Tuesday!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

November: Friday Night Sew-In!

Joining late again, but:

Yesterday I got notice that the long-arm quilter was finished with Dad's Sawblades quilt, so tonight the plan is getting the binding ready and (maybe) machine-sewn, so it's ready for the hand-sewing that I can do while on our long Thanksgiving car trip.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Layer Cake Quilt-Along: Block 1

Last weekend I took advantage of the extra hour in my Saturday and got the chance to do just a little sewing (which proved to be very good for my mental health!): so I did the first block in the Layer Cake Quilt Along.

And here's my version of the Alabama Spinner block, designed by Gene Black:

Block 1: Alabama Spinner

I'm using Dream On by Urban Chiks, and I was a little dismayed by the fact that there's not a lot of contrast in this particular layer cake (compared to some of the other gorgeous blocks in the flickr pool). BUT! I still adore the fabric, and it will be a lovely, springtimey quilt when I'm done. And I am really quite pleased with how this block turned out. *g*